Añejo Cocina, a Florida chainlet with destinations in Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville, Daytona Seashore and Yulee, has opened in the space in the Ravaudage Plaza that most not long ago was occupied by the New Normal (né Dexter’s New Conventional) and before that TR Hearth Grill.
Añejo phone calls its food stuff “modern Mexican,” which signifies it isn’t traditional Mexican. In many means, it isn’t regular Tex-Mex, both. And that is just fantastic. The foodstuff I sampled – some common, some creatively distinct – was all fantastic, and the surroundings have been enjoyable and the support amiable.
My friends and I started off with an uncommon appetizer termed Loaded Avocado, two halves of a Haas crammed with hen and topped with purple cabbage, cheese sauce, pico de gallo and cotijo. A rather delicious way to love an avocado.
For evening meal, one of my guests chose the flautas, 4 rooster-stuffed corn tortillas, rolled restricted and deep fried and topped with greens, cream sauce, radish and guacamole.
It was great, but I favored my tamales considerably greater. Loaded with an sufficient total of pork (you can have hen if you choose) and smeared with a red sauce and drizzled with crema.
Another guest was happier with the chile rellenos, roasted poblano peppers coated in a batter and fried. Relleno’d within was floor beef, and Oaxaca cheese. It was dressed with salsa ranchera and sour product and accompanied by Mexican rice and refried beans.
Huge flour tortillas have been used for the fajita burrito with ancho rubbed steak. I imagined the tortillas could have been toasted a bit additional, but the steak was delicious, and there had been enough quantities of cream cheese, guacamole and salsa to glop the total issue up.
The place has been redone due to the fact the preceding two tenants. The after-open kitchen area has been tiled in excess of (so have numerous other surfaces). In which the Common experienced a phase there is now booth seating. A prolonged bar nonetheless occupies the similar room along a person facet of the restaurant with home windows looking out to the ample patio place. This is a rather sizable cafe.
Mexican cuisine snobs will probably sneer at the food items right here. But I liked it for what it is. And by the way, the selling prices are affordable even in advance of you contemplate that the parts are sufficient.
Añejo Cocina is at 1035 N. Orlando Ave., Winter season Park (map). It is open up for lunch and supper daily. The cellphone variety is 321-972-8496.